Tag: Average White Band

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “My Inspired Blog Back Story“, written by the very talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she elaborates upon her decision to pursue writing, discusses challenges, hard work and successes – I was inspired to write this poem…

    From an absence of light came a spark in the dark
       In a call from her dreams to connect with her heart
    Inspiration brought joy with both truth and reward
       When she answered to make a creative fresh start

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Soul Searching by Average White Band (1976) – see lyrics here.

    NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “To the Oak Tree“, penned by the lovely and talented poetess, Annabel, a dear friend and frequent source of my inspiration – wherein she speaks of nature, love and loyalty – I wrote this poem in response…

    Together, through roots and shoots
    Sharing seasons in the sun
    Majestic beauty unfolds
    With each ring, we grow as one

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    ↱ You can read the lyrics here


  • Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem: Inside a Dream

    Poem: Inside a Dream

    I started this poem early last evening, later finishing it in the dream of a beautiful woman I know…

    I stepped inside a dream, intense
    Night dark, to slip away
    To hold her near
    Beneath the stars
    And love her as she lay

    Asleep, then not, and back again
    We tossed across the sand
    On moonlit beach
    Wet in the waves
    Two hearts, one love at hand

    The rapture of a thousand stars
    Cast bright, forevermore
    Warm sky aglow
    To welcome back
    Our meeting at the shore

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem: With Her Love

    Poem: With Her Love

    Wisdom within a warm, wonderful woman
    Her happy, humble heart hath heavenly hues
    Live lightsomely, letting love luxuriate

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Song For Today

    Song For Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Song For Today

    Song For Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Song For Today

    Song For Today

    Photo Credit: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Short Story: She’s A Dream

    Short Story: She’s A Dream

    Based on a recent comment I made on the web site of a friend, I wrote this short story this morning. Entitled, She’s A Dream, I hope that you’ll enjoy reading it.


    I rested on a tropical sandy cay, comfortable in a low seat with my bare feet in warm, shallow water. Small waves carried the tranquil and continuous rhythm of ocean currents on shore, breaking into sand and drowning in retreat.

    With a cooling but mild summer breeze rustling palm fronds through the trees on shore behind me, I dreamed I heard a British woman from the past – Clementine – sounding a conch shell from a hillside in the distance.

    I was at peace as the sun grew old, slowly dropping from the sky, setting colors of gold, orange and peach in brilliant illumination across scattered clouds on the horizon. Then, on the edge of time, sunlight refracted through a level plane in the ocean, casting a bright, blinding green flash!

    Moments passed into minutes, until my sight returned. And, then I saw her – the silhouette of a beautiful woman slowly walking along the shoreline in my direction. Long, flowing hair wafting on thermals, hips swaying slightly with each casual step, I could tell that she wasn’t very tall, and watched closely as she approached.

    She was barefoot with a lovely figure, suntanned, wearing a bikini top and fishnet skirt, and also wore a small diamond piercing on her nose. Immediately, I was drawn to the most beautiful pair of brown eyes I’d ever seen…she was a goddess!

    I was captured by a vision of her beauty, when suddenly she spoke –

    Hello my dear friend, Phil. How are you today?

    What?! I’d never seen this woman before – though very much wish that I had. Who was she? I was on a remote tropical island in the Caribbean… At that moment, a small coconut detached from a palm tree, dropping on my head and knocking me to the ground.

    When later I regained my senses, I was alone and realized that she was only a dream.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    Modified header photo from unsplash.com.


  • Song For The Day

    Song For The Day

    Pick Up The Pieces

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  • Music And Design

    Music And Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    Modified photo from unsplash.com


  • Music And Design

    Music And Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…


  • Music And Design

    Music And Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    Modified photo from unsplash.com


  • Music And Design

    Music And Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…